Four years ago today is the last time Conor McGregor won a fight at LW.

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  1. igorvswanderlei Αmateur Fightеr Double Yellow Card

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    Four years ago today is the last time Conor McGregor won a fight at LW. It's also his only fight at lightweight. Yet the UFC has him ranked as #4 in the division. What a bunch of bull doody. Yes?

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  2. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    And his only LW win lol
     
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    Crazy that he is ranked at all.
     
  4. Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh for fuck's sake, the UFC rankings are full of shit.

    Everyone knows that.

    Hell, even after Shields beat Maia, the UFC still ranked Maia ahead of Shields, cause Dana White doesn't like Jake Shields.

    Dana calls the shots.
    - He allows the media members to voice an opinion, as long as he agrees with it, otherwise he literally bans you.

    Sherdog rankings are more legit
     
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    But, But... he’s been beating LW’s @170....
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    And yet George is unranked at MW...the favoritism/hypocrisy is so easy to see.
     
  7. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Maybe hes going for the catchweight belt too
     
  8. randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    what i find more fascinating is that people still talk about him like he's at the top.
     
  9. Emergency4amBallot I like my ballots like I like my news... Fake. Banned

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    When I want some rankings that hold water, I simply make my own based on recent win/loss history. The LAST place I'll ever look for legitimate rankings is the UFC website packed with bias.
     
  10. Emergency4amBallot I like my ballots like I like my news... Fake. Banned

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    Just wait til he finally signs to fight someone. This place gets unbearable when he has a fight coming up. Then he gets his ass whooped and this place gets real quiet. It becomes an MMA utopia for real discussions in comparison.

    And that's easy to explain. A high majority of his "fans" are trend following, fad following metrosexual hipsters that can't get their day started without a Starbucks latte with a little bit of soy on top, that don't follow MMA, only McGregor. When he's about to fight, they are full of energy. After he fights, especially when he loses, they go on to the next pop culture topic in the headlines.
     
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    Excellent bit of info I didn't even think about. Added it to my post.
     
  12. kflo Titanium Belt

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    He’s pretty good, and fits in pretty well with the top lw’s, no?

    Would you prefer he was unranked and fighting other unranked fighters?
     
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    People like his lw peers?
     
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    Oh ok so he probably has title defenses in other divisions right...
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  15. randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    among others, yes.
     
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    And you don’t think it makes sense that they consider him amongst the top fighters?
     
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    Haha! That's fucking spot on.

    Personally, I've became pretty damn uninterested in Instagram whores with big booties and a set of fake tits, doing advertising for Bang energy drink and using "inspirational" captions to go with their attention-seeking bikini pics. Can you imagine how uninterested I am in an Instagram whore that doesn't even have a booty/set of fake tits, doing advertising for his own shitty brand of whisky and using "pseudo-witty" insults with questionable grammar to spark fight rumors that never materialize? I'd say pretty fucking uninterested.
     
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    I'll sum up this thread, before and after this post:
    • Rankings are silly, yes. They're collections of opinions, not ELO based.
    • Yes, Conor chose more money for fewer fights long ago. But to be fair, most would.
    • Conor is a very good fighter, yes.
    • Conor fans are excruciating, yes.
    I look forward to seeing him fight a top 5 fighter. I wish he fought more often. His fans seem to revel in the fact he doesn't have to do either. Which is, IMO, a paradox. But it's far from the only one around here, so oh well.
     
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    You left out one small little thing...that one fight, was for the world title...in which he destroyed the current champion...made it look easy...and he also beat the #5 ranked cerrone....whether or not he beat him at WW, makes no difference....cerrone should've had an advantage there. he's had many more fights at WW than conor.
     
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    He is 1-1 as a LW, in the last four years.
    And still people talk about him as if he was a warrior.
     
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